Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   83 species

Xysticus apricus  L. Koch, 1876


Male palp with smooth apical, prolateral area of tegulum. Cymbium retrolaterally asymmetrically widened. Tibial apophysis ventrally broad and hook-shaped with rounded terminal branch, widened shield-like. Retrolateral apophysis broad and tapering toward tip. Embolus basally broad, pointing retrolaterally and tapering toward end. Tip of embolus not visible. Epigyne with horn-like area covering genital opening. Prosoma brown, with light beige, cream coloured beige anterior region. Sternum longish oval to slightly roundish and scarcely spined. Chelicerae frontally spined. Legs light yellow-brown. Femur prolaterally cream, dorsally frequently brown and longitudinally white striped. Opisthosoma anteriorly white, with ripped surface, posteriorly dark grey-brown (female rather beige-brown). Median area lancet-shaped, cream-beige, with 5 yellowish depressions.

Body length male: 4-4.5 mm
Body length female: 5.3-8.1 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Croatia   (Drakšić & Katušić, 2011) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Drakšić M, Katušić L (2011) Preliminary results on the spider (Araneae) fauna of NP Kornati (Croatia). Entomologia Croatica 15: 163-175 pdf

Jantscher E (2001a) Revision der Krabbenspinnengattung Xysticus C.L. Koch, 1835 (Araneae, Thomisidae) in Zentraleuropa. Dissertation, Univ. Graz, 328 pp., 81 pls. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

29-09-2015 Distribution update Detail